MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – (November 28, 2023) In a swift and collaborative effort, Murfreesboro Police successfully employed Automatic License Plate Reader (ALPR) technology to trace three suspects involved in a brutal assault and stabbing at Kelton’s Hardware. The incident, which occurred on Friday, November 24, left a homeless man critically injured in the parking lot of the hardware store on Old Fort Pkwy.
"Our Crime Data Analysts in our Real Time Crime Center were instrumental in appending these three individuals," stated Murfreesboro Police Public Information Officer Larry Flowers. The ALPR system played a crucial role in tracking the suspects' vehicle, eventually leading law enforcement to Clarksville.
The Murfreesboro Police worked hand-in-hand with the Clarksville Police Department (CPD) to ensure the suspects were brought to justice.
The suspects attempted to evade arrest on Tuesday afternoon in Clarksville. A vehicle pursuit ensued, resulting in the immediate apprehension of two suspects. The third was taken into custody after a brief foot pursuit. The collaborative efforts between Murfreesboro and Clarksville law enforcement agencies proved effective in swiftly bringing the perpetrators to justice.
The adult male suspect is currently held at the Montgomery County Jail on attempted first-degree murder charges. Meanwhile, the two juvenile suspects will be transported to the Rutherford County Juvenile Detention Center, where they will face juvenile petitions for attempted first-degree murder. The victim remains in critical but stable condition, as the community awaits further developments in this ongoing investigation.
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